Carnegie Mellon University

James Garrett

James H. Garrett Jr. (E 1986)

Dean, College of Engineering
Thomas Lord Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Co-Director, Pennsylvania Smart Infrastructure Institute

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

James H. Garrett, Jr. was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2013. He also holds the Thomas Lord Professorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to becoming Dean, Garrett was Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from June 2006 to December 2012. 

Research

Garrett's work focuses on applications of sensors and sensor systems to civil infrastructure condition assessment; mobile hardware/software systems for field applications; representations and processing strategies to support the usage of engineering codes, standards, and specifications; and knowledge-based decision support systems.